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post #34486 of 51856
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post



the mid blue chalkstripe is enticing.

when does Sydney fitting start?

Sydney has started! sorry ive been swamped with all the admin involved in starting a new business wish I could be on here more

 

 

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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Raining a bit today and very grey, so I thought it was time for this shirts first wear to brighten things just a little.
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Coat: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Kamakura
Tie: Henry Carter black crunchy knit
Trousers: MJ Bale
Shoes: Meermin MTO

 

 

Jase I wore this exact tie for a Suit Shop Broadsheet shoot today :)

 

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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

Hi gents, I have a Suitshop review for all.

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I could go on and on about all the great things, but Ill try to keep it short.

- I wanted a sport coat. I was not quite at PJ level yet but wanted the kind of things they offer (from reading around here): great fabric, a great (modern) fit, soft shoulders, choice of everything.
- I have minimal experience with suit and jacket purchasing.
- I have a couple of beautiful MTO suits, but the lack of proper measuring left a few shortcomings (such as not allowing for my lower RH shoulder, and also when the jacket & sleeves were lengthened, it threw off the button stance by the same amount = button stance too high). I also have a few sport coats purchased off the rack.
- We'd all been anticipating Suitshop, so it was my first logical choice for a MTM garment. The things I especially liked were that PJs methods, experience, (modern) styling and watchful eye were associated with this, Romp was on board, and they were local (ie I could chase them up and they could be accountable... not that I expected that)
- I wanted a mid 'steel/ grey blue', something that looked plain blue from a distance, but with checks visible up close. Something versatile that could be worn night and day, dressed up or down.
- Matt was great. His input and passion was very valuable. He had a fabric in mind when I described to him what I wanted, and when I saw it it was perfect.
Ariston fabric AR0047 was from their higher end fabrics and something I think PJ stocks (I found 'Ariston four seasons' swatches on the Kent Wang website).
- I wore one of my existing suits for Matt to critique. He found a few points, then went through his measurements and then trying on of his sample suit to tweak. The measuring process was very thorough and I was impressed.
- Jacket came back 5 weeks later, Matt brought it around to check, and it was perfect.
- The material and fit are superb. Really couldn't be happier with the result, and ended up with exactly the jacket I had imagined. This will get a lot of wear. I will soon order some pants to make it a casual suit.
- I wouldn't hesitate at all to order a bunch of things from them while Im at this price point.
- Here's a pic of the jacket. No fit pic because my woeful photography would not do this justice.

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Feel free to ask or PM any Q's

 

Thanks for the feedback - glad it worked out well!

post #34487 of 51856
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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

Hi gents, I have a Suitshop review for all.

I could go on and on about all the great things, but Ill try to keep it short.

- I wanted a sport coat. I was not quite at PJ level yet but wanted the kind of things they offer (from reading around here): great fabric, a great (modern) fit, soft shoulders, choice of everything.
- I have minimal experience with suit and jacket purchasing.
- I have a couple of beautiful MTO suits, but the lack of proper measuring left a few shortcomings (such as not allowing for my lower RH shoulder, and also when the jacket & sleeves were lengthened, it threw off the button stance by the same amount = button stance too high). I also have a few sport coats purchased off the rack.
- We'd all been anticipating Suitshop, so it was my first logical choice for a MTM garment. The things I especially liked were that PJs methods, experience, (modern) styling and watchful eye were associated with this, Romp was on board, and they were local (ie I could chase them up and they could be accountable... not that I expected that)
- I wanted a mid 'steel/ grey blue', something that looked plain blue from a distance, but with checks visible up close. Something versatile that could be worn night and day, dressed up or down.
- Matt was great. His input and passion was very valuable. He had a fabric in mind when I described to him what I wanted, and when I saw it it was perfect.
Ariston fabric AR0047 was from their higher end fabrics and something I think PJ stocks (I found 'Ariston four seasons' swatches on the Kent Wang website).
- I wore one of my existing suits for Matt to critique. He found a few points, then went through his measurements and then trying on of his sample suit to tweak. The measuring process was very thorough and I was impressed.
- Jacket came back 5 weeks later, Matt brought it around to check, and it was perfect.
- The material and fit are superb. Really couldn't be happier with the result, and ended up with exactly the jacket I had imagined. This will get a lot of wear. I will soon order some pants to make it a casual suit.
- I wouldn't hesitate at all to order a bunch of things from them while Im at this price point.
- Here's a pic of the jacket. No fit pic because my woeful photography would not do this justice.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Feel free to ask or PM any Q's

Just wondering if it is fused, half, full canvassed? Also functioning buttons? Is there much price variation in the change of the cloth?

Cheers

post #34488 of 51856
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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

Thanks, was very easy to talk them up. Yeah I will actually attempt a couple more fit pics, and see how we go. 

Fabric is so impressive. I'm sure another poster on this thread had the same fabric for their peaked lapel suitshop SC a while back. The grey version looks very nice also.
You've chosen a lovely fabric. I think it would look fantastic as a suit; I like my sportscoats a little louder. My style isn't everyone's style of course and I'm sure you'll get a lot of smart wear out of this piece. And you can always go back to SS to get the pants if you want!
post #34489 of 51856

Hi All,

 

I am located in Sydney and am looking for suggestions for a good cobbler in the inner city area.

 

Just need to get some toe caps installed, although something basic I would like to establish a relationship with a trusted cobbler as in due course I will need more serious work done.

 

Cheers

post #34490 of 51856
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Originally Posted by JayH View Post

Hi All,

I am located in Sydney and am looking for suggestions for a good cobbler in the inner city area.

Just need to get some toe caps installed, although something basic I would like to establish a relationship with a trusted cobbler as in due course I will need more serious work done.

Cheers

Where is inner city in Sydney??
post #34491 of 51856
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post


Where is inner city in Sydney??

I would consider anywhere within a 3km radius of the GPO as inner city. Travelling is not an issue, more important to me is finding a quality craftsman.

post #34492 of 51856
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Originally Posted by JayH View Post

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Where is inner city in Sydney??
I would consider anywhere within a 3km radius of the GPO as inner city. Travelling is not an issue, more important to me is finding a quality craftsman.

Coombs and Brices, both in the CBD
post #34493 of 51856

Great review, looks good. It would be great to see some pics of it on. And just a comment; you probably saw similar Ariston fabrics on the Kent Wang website because it appears that SuitShop, Kent Wang and at least one other Styleforum-MTM-type (Tiberias Clothing) are all using the same Chinese workshop based on my (admittedly often incorrect) observations.

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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

Hi gents, I have a Suitshop review for all.

I could go on and on about all the great things, but Ill try to keep it short.

- I wanted a sport coat. I was not quite at PJ level yet but wanted the kind of things they offer (from reading around here): great fabric, a great (modern) fit, soft shoulders, choice of everything.
- I have minimal experience with suit and jacket purchasing.
- I have a couple of beautiful MTO suits, but the lack of proper measuring left a few shortcomings (such as not allowing for my lower RH shoulder, and also when the jacket & sleeves were lengthened, it threw off the button stance by the same amount = button stance too high). I also have a few sport coats purchased off the rack.
- We'd all been anticipating Suitshop, so it was my first logical choice for a MTM garment. The things I especially liked were that PJs methods, experience, (modern) styling and watchful eye were associated with this, Romp was on board, and they were local (ie I could chase them up and they could be accountable... not that I expected that)
- I wanted a mid 'steel/ grey blue', something that looked plain blue from a distance, but with checks visible up close. Something versatile that could be worn night and day, dressed up or down.
- Matt was great. His input and passion was very valuable. He had a fabric in mind when I described to him what I wanted, and when I saw it it was perfect.
Ariston fabric AR0047 was from their higher end fabrics and something I think PJ stocks (I found 'Ariston four seasons' swatches on the Kent Wang website).
- I wore one of my existing suits for Matt to critique. He found a few points, then went through his measurements and then trying on of his sample suit to tweak. The measuring process was very thorough and I was impressed.
- Jacket came back 5 weeks later, Matt brought it around to check, and it was perfect.
- The material and fit are superb. Really couldn't be happier with the result, and ended up with exactly the jacket I had imagined. This will get a lot of wear. I will soon order some pants to make it a casual suit.
- I wouldn't hesitate at all to order a bunch of things from them while Im at this price point.
- Here's a pic of the jacket. No fit pic because my woeful photography would not do this justice.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Feel free to ask or PM any Q's
 

 

 

post #34494 of 51856

Anyone know where I could find a decent sized version of the 1969 Paul Keating campaign ad 'Put Paul Keating to Work for Blaxland' ?

post #34495 of 51856
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Anyone know where I could find a decent sized version of the 1969 Paul Keating campaign ad 'Put Paul Keating to Work for Blaxland' ?

Hit up NBN Oli, they should have stock footage on file.
post #34496 of 51856
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


You've chosen a lovely fabric. I think it would look fantastic as a suit; I like my sportscoats a little louder. My style isn't everyone's style of course and I'm sure you'll get a lot of smart wear out of this piece. And you can always go back to SS to get the pants if you want!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Top post Burnso... Sounds like a pretty good process...

A fit pic would be the icing on the cake, proof in the pudding etc...

Enjoy mate!

Go the Blues! What's the verdict on Lockys suit?

 

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Great review, looks good. It would be great to see some pics of it on....

 

 

Thanks guys. Fit pics of some description will definitely follow now...
 
Yeah POP Im surely going to get the pants made for a casual suit. Apart from as you say it will make a fine suit, I am eager to see their pants in action as I also need a mid grey pair for odds.
I am however rapt with it as an odd jacket, and I was planning on letting it get a little 'beat up', but the damn thing won't hold a crease! 
post #34497 of 51856
Re the block judges, not too keen on the older bloke. Comes across as a typical interior design queen that's hired (or the block has for him) a stylist. Likes his knit ties but they look really short because the rise on his denim is so low.

The young guy naturally dresses better, but he also a good looking bastard so it doesn't really matter what he wears. No idea if he is gay or not but seems to have that quality that appeals to both batting teams.

@rob, yep the black knit, always a classic

@burnso, very nice.

Bugger about the footy, lucky I'm a union fan. Can't win lately with sports. Wallabies lost, first ashes test lost and apart from green edges good start, the tour has been quiet for us (ie Cadel). My old mate from Canberra Mick Rogers is better placed!
post #34498 of 51856
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Anyone know where I could find a decent sized version of the 1969 Paul Keating campaign ad 'Put Paul Keating to Work for Blaxland' ?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post


Hit up NBN Oli, they should have stock footage on file.

 

 

Ah. Maybe I should post my request for names of good Melbourne tailors on historicalphotoarchives.net. I might actually get a response.

post #34499 of 51856
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

 

 

 

Ah. Maybe I should post my request for names of good Melbourne tailors on historicalphotoarchives.net. I might actually get a response.

 

Sometimes looking at the Australian sartorial landscape I think you probably would :p

post #34500 of 51856
A friend uses Katrina's still, even after the change of shop owners. I've used them for small things like hemming polos. heard that they are skilled enough to disassemble shoulders, etc. relatively well, trained vietnamese seamstresses. alternatively, Mammone was also recommended, but really expensive. PJ's alterations tailor is a pure gem but she only does PJ now. She can alter stuff super quickly and to excellent result.

Try Katrina's.
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